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An intimate rebuke female genital power in ritual and politics in West Africa

Author: Laura S Grillo
Publisher: Durham London Duke University Press 2018
Series: The religious cultures of African and African diaspora people
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Home and the unhomely: the foundational nature of female genital power -- Genies, witches, and women: locating female powers -- Matrifocal morality: FGP and the foundation of "home" -- Gender and resistance: the "strategic essentialism" of FGP -- Worldliness: FGP in the making of ethnicity, alliance, and war in Côte d'Ivoire-- Founding knowledge/binding power: the moral foundations of ethnicity and Alliance --  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version
Grillo, Laura S., 1956- author
Intimate rebuke
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018013660
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura S Grillo
ISBN: 9781478001201 1478001208 9781478001553 1478001550 9781478002635 1478002638
OCLC Number: 1039076471
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: xi, 284 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Part I. Home and the Unhomely: The Foundational Nature of Female Genital Power 19 1. Genies, Witches, and Women: Locating Female Powers 21 2. Matrifocal Morality: FGP and the Foundations of "Home" 54 3. Gender and Resistance: The "Strategic Essentialism" of FGP 81 Part II. Worldliness: FGP in the Making of Ethnicity, Alliance, and the War in Cote D'Ivoire 117 4. Founding Knowledge/Binding Power: The Moral Foundations of Ethnicity and Alliance 121 5. Women at the Checkpoint: Challenging the Forces of Civil War 152 Part III. Timeliness: Urgent Situations and Emergent Critiques 171 6. Violation and Deployment: FGP in Politics in Cote D'Ivoire 175 7. Memory, Memorialization, and Morality 198 Conclusion. An Intimate Rebuke: A Local Critique in the Global Postcolony 228 Notes 239 References 255 Index 275
Series Title: The religious cultures of African and African diaspora people
Responsibility: Laura S. Grillo

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In this ethnography of female empowerment, Laura S. Grillo offers new perspectives on how elder West African women deploy an ancient ritual in which they dance naked and slap their genitals and bare  Read more...

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"A detailed and thoughtful history of Cote d'Ivoire that gives due placement to civilian women who have largely been ignored in the definitive historical monographs. . . . Grillo's scholarship has Read more...

 
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